ringdove

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ring·dove

or ring dove  (rĭng′dŭv′)
n.
1. A domestic pigeon (Streptopelia risoria) having black markings that form a half circle on the neck. Also called ringed turtle dove, ringneck dove.

ringdove

(ˈrɪŋˌdʌv)
n
1. (Animals) another name for wood pigeon
2. (Animals) an Old World turtledove, Streptopelia risoria, having a greyish plumage with a black band around the neck

ring′dove`

or ring′ dove`,



n.
1. Also called ringed′ tur′tle dove`.a small domestic dove, Streptopelia risoria, having a black half ring around the nape of the neck.
[1530–40]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.ringdove - greyish Old World turtledove with a black band around the neck; often caged
turtledove - any of several Old World wild doves
2.ringdove - Eurasian pigeon with white patches on wings and neckringdove - Eurasian pigeon with white patches on wings and neck
pigeon - wild and domesticated birds having a heavy body and short legs
genus Columba, Columba - type genus of the Columbidae: typical pigeons
Translations

ringdove

[ˈrɪŋdʌv] Npaloma f torcaz
References in classic literature ?
In the ravine a ringdove mourned plaintively, and somewhere off in the bushes an owl hooted.
Too much commotion, too much randomness, I'd rather move to the garden, to conscientiously note that ringdoves all fly off the trees together, at the same time.
9 Nature, he and his colleagues report on studies of ringdoves (Streptopelia risoria), an African species domesticated by hobbyists.